Sunday, March 22, 2020 … 2:40 P.M.

In these days of Covid-19 upheavals and worse, suffering tomorrow and Tuesday’s meetings of the Shreveport City Council seems beyond the pale.

Thank goodness the Council agrees.

It is official: both the Council’s work session tomorrow (nowadays called an “Administrative Conference”) and its would-be meeting on Tuesday have been scrubbed.

So, any who have been chomping at the bit to see Mayor Adrian Perkins succeed in naming Henry Whitehorn “CAO” will need to wait a bit longer.

(Yes, I admit: my attempt to get it postponed until my 120th birthday failed.)

For the relatively few of us here who still keep up with such yuck, here is what Mr. Whitehorn said in a Council meeting last month about long-time City Hall bad guy Lynn Braggs:

“I want everybody to know that Mr. Braggs is more than just a friend to me. He is like family to me and we’ve known each other for almost 30 years. He’s never asked me, and never will ask me, to do anything illegal, inappropriate or unethical.”

Yep, that certainly says it all. Since even Perkins, even in Shreveport, cannot get away with putting Mr. Braggs in that job, who’s next best?

Meanwhile, out in the real world, many Shreveport households, family members and friends are being ravaged by the economic suffering attached to Covid-19, if not the virus itself.

So, and most sincerely, I thank the Shreveport City Council for applying one of life’s very best rules …

… first, do no harm.

© 2020 Elliott Stonecipher … ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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